- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (27 Jun. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440329575
- ISBN-13: 978-1440329579
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.6 x 27.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 474,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes: Transform ordinary places into extraordinary scenes Hardcover – 27 Jun 2014
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I place it amongst the higher echelons of the watercolour "How-to-do-it" genre, and this may well partly come about because she is self-taught; I've always felt that college-trained professional artists, through no fault of their own, don't always have the right approach to teaching mature amateurs, whose needs, aspirations and priorities are quite different from those of 18-year-old students aiming at a career in art.
Self-taught artists often develop unique styles; and so it is with Mrs Hicks, whose attractive work is instantly recognisable through the combination of brushwork and use of colour. But her introduction declares that her book "is not an attempt to teach you to paint like me" - whereas so many competing volumes attempt exactly that - and are to be avoided.
The thread that runs through this book is how to turn uninspiring views into inspiring paintings, and this process is very clearly expounded. One sometimes has to look twice to see by what alchmey she has managed to turn a pretty dreadful photograph into an impressive painting. This not a book for the topographically-inclined ! Sprinkled through the last chapter, devoted to demonstrations, there appear little "box-outs", labelled, "A good thing to know", containing nuggets of practical common sense which every beginning watercolourist will do well to heed.
I don't often enthuse about watercolour how-to-do-it books, of which I probably have hundreds, but this one will certainly find a home on my thinly-populated "outstanding" shelf, to be referred to for artistic refreshment whilst the majority gather dust....